Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Animation
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY437
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Duration 3 Years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements:
Minimum Points Score 160
Minimum Five O6/H7
English or Irish O6/H7
Art or Graphic Design O6/H7 or Portfolio

If you have not taken Art / Graphic Design for your Leaving Certificate, you may be considered for entry by...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


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Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or higher.

Alternative Entry Go to: for further information.
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 24
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Expand+What is a portfolio?
If you have not taken Art / Graphic Design for your Leaving Certificate, you may be considered for entry by Portfolio to the Level 8 Common Entry LY408, Level 7 Graphic & Digital Design LY457, Level 7 Animation LY437 or Level 7 ...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+Is this course for you?
Animation appears everywhere - as children’s cartoons, advertisements, music videos, computer games, title sequences, special effects and as experimental and short films. There is no limit to the variety of materials and met...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1
Semester 1
• Visual Enquiry (M)
• Photography Basics (M)
• Communications & Creative Process (M)
• Animation Basics 1 (M)
• Art & Design History 1 (M)

Semester 2
• Animation Principles (M)
• Narrative & Visual St...

Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Animation Companies
• Games Industry
• Live Action / Special Effects
• Advertising

Graduate careers typically include:
• Animator
• 3D Modeler
• Storyboard Artist

Follow-on courses
• Masters degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.
Further Enquiries Department Administration Telephone: (074) 918 6206 / 6210
Head of Department: Nollaig Crombie
Telephone: (074) 918 6203
Points History
Year Points
2018 223
2017 171 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2016 145